NOT your average Screen Door: Assembly time

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-17-2014 06:40 PM 1595 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


First, needed some rebates for the screen’s frame to sit in. Don’t have a wide enough bit for the router, BUT, I do happen to have a couple planes that seem to work nicely

This one is a Traditional Chinese Edge Plane I build awhile ago. Set the fence for 1/2” and push it along until it is almost all the way down to …3/16” deep. Then go over it with an Iron plane, since it does have a depth stop

Hmmm, Noodles, anyone? Ok, rebates all look like this when done.

Makes a nice bed for the screen’s frame to sit in. Started to put a few parts back together. Since I had just finished a rebate on the one stile, I started there. Installed the bottom rail, the lock rail, and one raised panel….then fought to get the center stile in it’s spot. Once they were in. some pins and wedges to keep them there

Something like this. Found out that the pins, IF draw-bored, tend to wander of a bit, and blow out the other side. Good thing this is a PAINTED door. Some glue ( Titebond III) and some clamps. Then sand it down smooth

This takes a lot of pipe clamps to pull things tight. Then, instead of draw-bore, I just added some glue to the pins, and drove them straight through the holes. Then trimmed them flush.

This project took a LOT of room in a small shop. Stood the assembled door up at one end of the shop, the camera at the farthest end from it

This is the bottom half, as for the top half, I had to rotate the camera a bit

Next, I need to find out WHERE that tube of wood filler went to, and a can of Kilz Primer with a brush. Make a frame for the screen, and hang this thing in the doorway.

I think I’m about done with the build part, need to add a “finish” and install the door. Might just be a Project Entry?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 10:19 PM

Good thing you didn’t need to build two of them….
There wouldn’t be room in the shop, nor enough cuss words available!!!

Lookin’ good….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 10:32 PM

That’s a fine screen door.
Now, repeat after me…”Don’t slam the D@#%ed screen door!”

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 12:24 AM

Well, she’s coming along nicely!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 10-18-2014 01:53 AM

I’d be saying some shuckydarns over those blowouts! Great way to persevere, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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